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C. William Hanson, III, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Chief Medical Information Officer, Vice President, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
The Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Suite A-5
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-4856
Fax: 215-662-7625
BA (English)
Yale University (English), 1977.
University of Pennsylvania, 1983.
Post-Graduate Training
Assistant to the Secretary of the University, Yale University, 1977-1978.
Computer Data Base Administrator, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1978-1979.
Computer Systems Analyst and Programmer, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1979-1983.
Residency in Internal Medicine, Stanford University Hospital, , 1983-1986.
Residency in Anesthesia, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1986-1988.
Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine (Anesthesia), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1988-1989.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1986.
Medical Command Physician: Pennsylvania Department of Health, 1991.
American Board of Internal Medicine: Diplomate in Critical Care, 1992.
American Board of Anesthesiology , 1993.
American Board of Anesthesiology: Certificate of Special Qualifications in Critical Care Medicine, 1993.
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Description of Research Expertise

Electronic nose

Description of Clinical Expertise

Critical Care
Cardiac Anesthesia

Description of Other Expertise

Medical Informatics

Selected Publications

Vernick W, Hanson CW: Principles of Anesthesia The Surgical Review J.B. Lippincott, 2nd edition, 2005.

Hanson CW: Healthcare Informatics. McGraw-Hill 2005.

Hockstein NG, Thaler ER, Lin Y, Lee DD, Hanson CW: Correlation of pneumonia score with electronic nose signature: A prospective study. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology 114(7): 504-8, July 2005.

Thaler, E., Hanson,C.: Use of Electronic Nose Technology in Medicine. Expert Review of Medical Devices 2(5): 559-566, September 2005.

Ochroch EA, Russell MW, Hanson WC 3rd, Devine GA, Cucchiara AJ, Weiner MG, Schwartz SJ: The impact of continuous pulse oximetry monitoring on intensive care unit admissions from a postsurgical care floor. Anesthesia Analg 102(3): 868-75, March 2006.

Haut ER, Sicoutris CP, Meredith DM, Sonnad SS, Reilly PM, Schwab CW, Hanson CW, Gracias VH: Improved nurse job satisfaction and job retention with the transition from a “mandatory consultation” model to a “semiclosed” surgical intensive care unit: a 1-year prospective evaluation Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Medicine 34((2)): 387-95, February 2006.

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Last updated: 06/17/2019
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